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From: Hal Whitmore <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Genealogy as we knew it
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 09:00:59 -0400
I think I just about sent an 87 year old, just found, fourth cousin once
removed to an early grave. I guess I hadn't made clear that I was paying for
the test and emailed him that the kit was on its way. I received an email
Hal; Cancel the dna test, an afford it.
Guess he had taken a closer -- or first -- look at the web site. His message
was sure a lot more gentle than mine would have been if I thought someone
had pulled that on me!
> Like you, I would be interested in knowing how others approach the task of
> allaying the fears of potential new members. Of course, the equal, if not
> bigger, task is dealing with the cost issue and convincing people to shell
> out $100-$200+ for the testing.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Olson [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 10:50 PM
> Subject: [DNA] Genealogy as we knew it
> It's difficult enough to recruit new members for surname studies because
> they are already nervous about privacy matters. How can we make it
> perfectly clear that the DNA useful to genetic genealogy has nothing to do
> with the DNA used for paternity, forensics or medicine? Or can we?
> Search the US Census Collection. Over 140 million records added in the
> last 12 months. Largest online collection in the world. Learn more:
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